Libertarians are highly susceptible to the pro-abortion argument that any law is a gross government intrusion into individual freedom. Please speak up for life:
- Roe v. Wade was one of the greatest government intrusions ever. Elitist, activist judges closed the exercise of informed individual thought by shutting down the democratic process. A one-size-fits-all rule was imposed from Washington, DC, with no debate.
- There is no greater assault on the dignity of the individual than to "define down" humanity. Abortion requires arbitrary and unscientific definitions of "life," such as Roe v. Wade's absurd "trimesters" standard.
- Despite some pro-abortion claims, most elective abortion is not a lofty exercise in moral decision making. It usually involves panic, secrecy and duress. There are many cases in which a woman is coerced by a partner, circle of friends or even family to have an abortion. Her dignity and values are not respected.
If you have Libertarian friends, please discuss this with them. Like all of us, they are prone to go "automatic" and vote based on superficial appeals. They are being told that Measure 11 is "government intrusion in private matters." In fact, it is a grass roots initiative to defend the dignity of human life that Libertarians value.